Today, Jishukan students were having exams.Being a very loud group, we decided to get out of their way by going on a school trip that planned out for us. However, instead of just Aorere students going, our buddies came along as well. Along with Ono sensei, Yuki sensei and Mr Ali, Mr Pierce also joined us. After making sure that everyone was here, we headed off. During the ride everyone began to fall asleep. I guess we couldn't really help it especially when we would have to wake up really early in the morning everyday.
When we got inside, we had to cleanse our bodies. We did this by washing our hands with the water. By doing this it showed respect to the gods. I honestly didn't know what I was doing. 😅 Thankfully my buddy was their to guide me through the process.
Kamakura was honestly a beautiful place. There was a Buddha in the middle where my buddy told me to say "Daibustu".Daibutsu is referred to as a giant Buddha in Japanese terms. We had this amazing opportunity to walk inside the giant Buddha.
After having our lunch, we walked to the rail way station where we were going on a tram like train. The tram was so cute. Getting off at the heart of Kamakura, the teachers gave us free time. We all were given 30 mins to do some souvenir shopping and go sight seeing.
It finally came to the hard part of this school trip. We had to say our goodbyes to Mr Ali and Mr Peirce. Mr Ali was going to be leaving us for the whole of next week. We all got really emotional as everyone tried to hold their tears back in. 😂 Especially Chris. Being the baby of the group, he was trying so hard not to cry. (I am sure he did after we all left even though he keeps denying it) 😂😂
Shout out to our principle, Mr Pierce who bought us all shaved ice. Especially on a humid day, we were all really grateful towards him. It was cute how everyone kept on saying "kouchou sensei kakkoi" (principle is cool) especially my buddy. Honestly when my buddy first saw Mr Pierce she was fan-girling over him because of how tall he was (she had a soft spot for really tall people 😂).
After saying goodbye, we all went our separate ways. Luckily we didn't have any club activities today so me and my buddy headed home. ... Overall today, I learned more about the history of Japan. I got to see lots of historical settings. I went to a Kamakura, did some souvenir shopping. There was lots of laughs and tears as we said our goodbyes. 😭😭😭
こんにちは Hello, my name is Esha Naidu, a year 13 student who will be making her way from New Zealand to Japan. This blog will show all of my experiences and adventures on this exchange over 2 weeks. I hope you enjoy